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Benefit planned for Oregon resident Patricia Lemberger

Family and friends of Oregon resident Patricia Lemberger are organizing a benefit and fundraiser to help with medical bills following a severe stroke she suffered in June.

A neurologist at St. Mary’s Hospital discovered that Lemberger had an intracranial brain bleed, which started deep in the brain and happened suddenly on June 22... Read More

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Truck shop plan returns

Oregon businessman Marty Verhelst returned to a meeting of the Village Board last week with more details about a plan to build a truck repair facility in the Alpine Business Park.

Verhelst proposed an earlier version of his plan, which would require $180,000 in tax-increment financing (TIF) and other financial assistance, to the board last October. Since then, he has gotten an accepted offer to purchase a little more than nine acres in the business park, at a price of $150,000, from Lycon Inc... Read More

Former Oregon police chief under investigation

The former village of Oregon police chief is being investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice over allegations that may rise to the level of misconduct in public office, according to a statement.

A report released Thursday by the village of Oregon Board indicates Douglas Pettit, who left the department in May for health reasons, used village resources while working off-duty at businesses that served alcohol and were subject to liquor-license requirements of the village.

The board report also indicates other officers joined Pettit working security.

"The board believes this behavior is reprehensible, inconsistent with village of Oregon rules and general expectations of professional conduct of law enforcement officers, and cannot occur for the sake of effective law enforcement services to our community.

Senior center sessions to challenge brains

A new course at the senior center beginning next month aims to challenge brains. 

The Brunch for Your Brain sessions will cover a variety of brain help topics including how brains works, stress relief tactics, optical illusions, word games, memory building exercises and more, according to the Oregon Area Senior Center. 

Two retired Oregon School District teachers will lead the event Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. from Sept. 9 through Nov. 13. 

The cost for the course is $10 and space is limited to 16 people, organizers said. 

 Call 835-5801 to register and learn more.

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Sub shop robbed; Oregon man arrested

An Oregon man was arrested after a Madison sandwich shop was robbed Sunday night, according to a release from Madison police.

Police said Scott R. Kroner, 31, passed a note to an employee at Firehouse Subs at 1403 Emil St. around 6 p.m., got cash and fled in a vehicle.

Officers said the vehicle was spotted nearby and Kroner was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

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Dog cast in 'Gypsy' had been saved by family

The dog cast as Chow Mein in the Oregon Straw Hat Players production of "Gypsy" had been rescued from a dumpster.

Mia Dolce was nursed back to health by Wade Crary and his family after the puppy was found sick and abandoned two years ago, according to an Oregon Observer report.

"Gypsy" was performed Aug. 9-16 in the Oregon School District Performing Arts Center.

The next Oregon Straw Hat Players production will be "Amahl and the Night Visitors" Dec. 19-20 at People's United Methodist Church, 103 N. Alpine Pkwy... Read More

New asst. principal a former baseball coach, special education teacher

A former baseball coach and special education teacher in Reedsburg is Oregon High School's new assistant principal.

Josh Iverson, a Viroqua native, told the Oregon Observer he was inspired to work in education by his mother, who also worked as a special education teacher... Read More